“Giving up means never knowing how it would have turned out otherwise.” -Susannah Breslin
Before you give up, you should stop and consider what you’re actually giving up.
When you say “I quit”, you wont just be giving up on your particular projects or plans, but you’ll also be giving up on your opportunity to know what would have happened had you kept at it for another day, another week, another month, or another year.
You can tell yourself that you were never really going to succeed, but how will you know? You’ll have to live with the fact that your judgement would be based on speculation about unknown events rather than an actual experience of pursuing what you truly wanted.
In the past, I’ve given up on many of my dreams because I trusted the voice that said “you’ll never make it.”
As soon as I officially gave up, that same “trustworthy” voice turned its back on me and said the complete opposite; “You would have definitely made it had you kept at it!”
In the twinkling of an eye, my fears of failure were transformed into haunting doubts about what might have been.
Here’s today’s two cents:
It’s okay to stop pursuing things if you’ve sincerely lost your passion for them. People change with time and there should be room in everyone’s life to accommodate such changes.
Because there’s a voice that pretends to have your best interests in mind when it’s real intention is nothing less than to steal, kill, and destroy your dreams.
Sometimes you WILL fail.
But it’s usually better to find out for yourself, than it is to let some cynical voice inside your head tell you what it thinks it knows about the future.
If you have a dream, you deserve to know where that dream is going to take you.